Biking up the Tara

Day two in Herceg  Novi and  I’m stuck on the coast while waiting for a thunder and lightning storm to pass over. Torrential style rains accompanied by a strong  wind make it almost impossible to set off. Or that’s what I keep telling myself ;) There is only one thing left to do, and that is wait and share some of my impressions from my descent from Zabljak to Biogradska Gora.

It’s an interesting stretch up along the Tara canyon. You can see that tourism is picking up here. Scattered along the roadside are various information boards about cultural and natural sights in the region. I’d normally just drive past them, but this time decided to make a few detours. They turned out to be surprisingly fun.

Old water sources & mills, first school on the Tara, wonderful outside toilets, pristine beaches on the river, old growth forest of black pine, and highland villages made this part of the trip come alive in ways I never expected.

In what has become a bit of a recurring theme, I ended this day as with many others with an exhausting climb up to Biogradska Gora lake. My final destination was a beautiful campsite in the forest overlooking the lake.

Trip details:

Total distance: 82.31 km
Moving time: 5:21:15
Max elevation: 1507 m
Min elevation: 683 m
Elevation gain: 1412 m

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